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Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day – Last Sunday of October

NT Grandparents Day celebrates and recognises Grandparents, grand-friends, kin and those who take on the role of a grandparent in their family or community.

NT Grandparents Day is part of a three-year project for COTA working with Territory Families, Housing and Communities (with support from the Department of Education). The aims of event program are:

  • to raise awareness of the day and recognise and celebrate the role of older members of NT communities
  • to provide schools and communities easy access to a free Community Resources Kit including event planner, promotional material and calendar.

Community Resources Kit

The resources kit will be designed to assist all Territorians, in urban and remote locations, to plan, budget and promote an event that celebrates and recognises the diversity of grandparent relationships across age groups, cultural backgrounds, and geographical locations. It will be available on the ntgrandparentsday.org.au website – coming soon.

Events and activities

Many of the ideas for events and activities in the kit are suggested by Territory stakeholders engaging with us via NT Seniors Voice

COTA NT Grandparents Day

  • Date / Time: Sunday 31 October (10am to 1pm)
  • Venue: CDU Marrara Stadium, 235 Abala Road, Darwin

COTA NT will host its first NT Grandparents Day event with a program of activities for grandparents, seniors, carers and children to enjoy together including: dance and fitness fun, oversized games and toys, story time, parachute songs, clowning entertainment and face-painting. Details to be finalised.

Page updated: April 2021

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